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Water treatment plant to be shut for repair work

Water treatment plant to be shut for repair work
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Kolkata: Filtered water supply will be temporarily stopped from Garden Reach Water Works (GRWW) on Saturday to carry out maintenance and repair work at GRWW.

Water supply to different parts of Behala, Garden Reach, Maheshtala, and parts of South Kolkata, including Borough 13, 14, 15 and some parts of Borough 11 and 16, will be suspended after 10 am on Saturday. The supply of water will resume from the morning of April 7, Sunday.

A senior official of Kolkata Municipal Corporation's Water supply department said that the maintenance work would also include repairing of leakages in higher diameter pipelines at a number of booster pumping stations.

The booster pumping stations which will witness such maintenance work are Behala, Siriti, Daspara, Bansdroni, Prafulla Park, Senpally, Parnasree, Gandhi Maidan and Maheshtala and so supply will be cut off from these sources too.

On March 30, filtered water supply in a large parts of North and Central Kolkata was affected with the Water Supply Department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) undertaking an urgent work to facilitate construction of a ventilation shaft and emergency exit for the East-West Metro at Raja Subodh Mallick Square. A notice released by the KMC undersigned by Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed informed that filtered water supply from Tallah pumping station, Jorabagan water treatment plant and associated booster pumping stations at Mohammad Ali Park, Auckland Square, Bagmari, Park Circus, Kasba, New Park, Choulpatty and Convent Park will not be available after water supply in the morning.

Water supply was not be available from 10 am on Saturday and was restored at 6.30 am on Sunday. Apart from North and Central Kolkata wards 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90 and 91 under Kolkata Municipal Corporation along with Salt Lake and South Dum Dum Municipality was affected by the temporary suspension of water supply.

This apart, officials in the civic water supply department were worried about a leak in the water pipe under the Esplanade-bound flank of CR Avenue, in front of Ram Mandir.

Mayor Firhad Hakim had said the leak was yet to be located.

The pipe is about 2m below the road surface and the civic team was finding it difficult to reach that depth. The Metro Railway tunnel runs 9m below the road. The space between the tunnel and road was filled with sand when the tunnel was built. The leaking water and the sand are making detection of the leak difficult. The department feels the leak could be fixed only on March 30, when the supply would remain suspended.

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